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Inscription

on bottom right side of base: A. Rodin

Provenance

Purchased between 1903 and 1911 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Simpson, New York;[1] gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 4, as Three Figures.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 154.
2011
Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation, 1876-1936, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, 2011-2012, fig. 27.
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 83.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 104-105.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 168.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 149, repro.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 312-314.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 646, no. 1024, repro.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 31, 181, 195, 232-233.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 201, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 363-366, color repro.